Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Forums and other programs in Spring 2018:
For information about past forums, please select “Recent Events” from the sidebar menu.


Female Deer Tick.  Photo by Griffin Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Mosquito.  Photo by James Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 1:00 pm
Ticks and Mosquitoes: What We Know about the Ecology and Management of Vector-borne Disease in Maine
Program Location: The Page Farm and Home Museum
University of Maine
Itching to learn about tiny creatures that cause big problems?  Join Vector Biologist and University of Maine Assistant Professor Allison Gardner to find out about current research on the ways ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests affect humans and wildlife throughout our state.


Edith Patch stands out among her colleagues at the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station.

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
13th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Honor of Dr. Edith Marion Patch

Program Location:  Thomas Lynch University Club
Raymond A. Fogler Library, University of Maine
In this popular annual event, we will present the Edith Patch Awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate women who are carrying on Dr. Patch’s legacy of commitment to science, agriculture, engineering, and environmental education.  A reception will accompany the award presentations.


Monarch Butterfly
photo by Joanne Alex

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 – Noon
Insect Adventures!

Program Location: Orono Public Library
39 Pine Street, Orono, Maine
In addition to her scientific research and writing, Dr. Edith Marion Patch was dedicated to sharing the wonderful world of insects with children, parents, and teachers. In this annual event, we’ll collaborate with members of the Maine Entomological Society (MES), the UMaine Student Chapter of MES, and the University of Maine Entomology Department as we explore diverse habitats in search of insects.  Participants of all ages will enjoy games, crafts, and stories about our six-footed neighbors!

Please check this page for details and updates on programs that are scheduled for the coming months!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s